Our Home - Mer Doon

Upcoming Event

Save the date for the 1st Annual

Mer Doon Golf Tournament

May 15, 2015
Featuring Armenian food and Music. All proceeds to benefit Mer Doon, Our Home in honor of Julia Ashekian.

Contact Stephen Ashekian for more info: 617-901-2271

Donate Today

Please consider making a
tax deductible donation to help keep Mer Doon's doors open for years to come.

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Our Home - Mer Doon, Inc. is the United States fund-raising support organization for Mer Doon, NGO. All donations are tax deductible. Fed ID: 20-2383398


Supporter Spotlight:

Vahan Zanoyan

We'd like to recognize Vahan Zanoyan who has dedicated his talent, time and effort to research and write a novel with the purpose of exposing the crime of human trafficking in Armenia.

While in Dubai for his work as an energy consultant, Zanoyan met an Armenian girl in a hotel lobby who told him she arrived in the city as a victim of sex trafficking. Over the course of many months he interviewed her and other Armenian girls in the same predicament and in an effort to help stop girls like them from the same fate, he has written the highly acclaimed suspense novel, "A Place Far Away." Based on true stories he heard from the victims he met, the novel is gripping, beautiful and poignant. Zanoyan gives all proceeds from the sale of the book to various organizations who are devoted to protecting children and fighting against human trafficking.


Our Mission

Mer Doon breaks the cycle of dependency for impoverished young women in Armenia by providing education, job training, a family environment, instilling leadership skills and teaching self-sufficiency.

  • Education
  • Empowerment
  • Instilling leadership skills
  • Provding a family environment
  • Teaching self suffiency
  • Putting an end the cycle of dependency

We are HOME for those who have none.

Established in 2005, Mer Doon began to answer the serious need in Armenia for orphans who have outgrown their orphanage, and for other seriously disadvantaged young adults. Mer Doon opened its first home in Etchmiadzin, Armenia in October 2006.  In our home we offer a solid education and a loving and compassionate family environment. For many of these orphans and disadvantaged young adults, Mer Doon is the first family they have ever known.

Our First Home

We are currently providing a caring environment for ten young women, each furthering their education, and pursuing a useful skill or vocation. In addition, these girls receive a religious education, learn French, Russian and English languages in-house, and are trained by staff in personal and social skills.

We Give Back

Our family also gives back to the community.  Everyone is encouraged to visit regional orphanages, many return to where they came from, to show children that adoption is not the only hope for their future.

Mer Doon's Board of Directors are bi-coastal, and consists of leaders of the Armenian-American Community who are...

Committed to bringing a brighter future to disadvantaged young adults in Armenia.

In addition to fund-raising, The Board provides oversight and direction to the staff and program directors in Armenia, and is currently working on long-range planning for the future growth of the program.

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